Monday, February 17, 2020
Today is the day we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the 44 men who served America as President –
and try, for at least one day, not to think about the deplorable and despicable moron who currently occupies the White House, who has never accomplished anything positive and serves no one but himself.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Here it is – what you have been waiting a year for!
THE TWELVE DAYS OF TAX SEASON
(updated for the GOP Tax Act)
On the first day of tax season my client gave to me a Closing Statement for the purchase of a home.
On the second day of tax season my client gave to me 2 W-2 forms.
On the third day of tax season my client gave to me 3 mortgage statements (without, of course, any analysis of how much of the mortgage interest reported represents interest on acquisition debt).
On the fourth day of tax season my client gave to me 4 Salvation Army receipts.
On the fifth day of tax season my client gave to me 5 Form K-1s.
On the sixth day of tax season my client gave to me 6 1099-DIVs.
On the seventh day of tax season my client gave to me 7 cancelled checks.
On the eighth day of tax season my client gave to me 8 useless items.
On the ninth day of tax season my client gave to me 9 medical bills.
On the tenth day of tax season my client gave to me 10 stock sale confirms.
On the eleventh day of tax season my client gave to me 11 employee business expenses (despite being no longer deductible).
On the twelfth day of tax season my client got from me a finished tax return, 11 employee business expenses, 10 stock sale confirms, 9 medical bills, 8 useless items, 7 cancelled checks, 6 1099-DIVs, 5 Form K-1s, 4 Salvation Army receipts, 3 mortgage statements, 2 W-2 forms, and a Closing Statement for the purchase of a home.
And, of course, on the thirteenth day of tax season the client gave to me a corrected Consolidated 1099 from Wells Fargo Advisors!
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And so it begins - the 2020 tax filing season. My 49th! Open the floodgates and bring on the 1040s (and 1040-SRs)!
As is my custom, due to the demands of the filing season I will be taking my annual “tax season hiatus” from posting to THE WANDERING TAX.
Between now and April 14th I will barely have time to relieve myself let alone blog! Nor will I have time to respond to comments. If a comment requires a response I will do so after April 20th.
DO NOT EMAIL ME OR SUBMIT COMMENTS WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR 2019 TAX RETURN! ALL SUCH ITEMS WILL BE PROMPTLY DELETED UPON DISCOVERY!
I am NOT accepting any new 1040 clients (or any other kind of tax preparation clients). So, don’t email me asking if I can prepare your 2019 tax returns. THE ANSWER IS A MOST DEFINITE "NO".
I will be publishing a WHERE THE FAKAWI post occasionally here at TWTP to keep my clients up-to-date on my progress during the season and to report changes or additions to my tax season policies and procedures. Clients can also keep track of my tax season progress by following me at TWITTER (@rdftaxpro).
I realize that I am abandoning you at a time when you may need me the most – but I need to make a living!
I find it a bit amusing that the period of time when TWTP gets the most “hits” is during the tax filing season when I am not posting.
“Talk” to you when it is all over!